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Casa de Pilatos

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Updated 06/07/2014

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With its fine patio and superb azulejo decorations, this palace is a beautiful blend of Spanish Mudejar and Renaissance architecture, and is considered a prototype of an Andalusian mansion. It was built in the first half of the 16th century by the dukes of Tarifa, ancestors of the present owner, the Duke of Medinaceli. It's known as Pilate's House because Don Fadrique, first marquis of Tarifa, allegedly modeled it on Pontius Pilate's house in Jerusalem, where he had gone

on a pilgrimage in 1518. The upstairs apartments, which you can see on a guided tour, have frescoes, paintings, and antique furniture. Admission prices include an audio guide in English.

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Pl. de Pilatos 1, Seville, 41004, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €6 first floor only; €8 both floors
  • Daily 9–6 (to 7 Apr.–Oct.)

Updated 06/07/2014


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